Edward Fon, MD, FRCP (C),

Principal Investigator



Dr. Edward Fon, MD, FRCP(C) is a neurologist and scientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. He is Associate Professor at McGill University and Director of the McGill Parkinson Program, a National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence. His research focuses on the molecular events leading to the neuronal degeneration in Parkinson's disease. In the past decade, a number of genes have been identified that cause familial forms of the disease. He is particularly interested in how these genes come together and interact to cause PD. Dr. Fon’s work in this area could provide important clues about the mechanisms of neuronal death in Parkinson’s disease and potentially lead to innovative new therapeutic strategies. Dr. Fon is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Parkinson Society Canada. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He has received several awards during the course of his career including the CIHR Clinician-Scientist award, the Prix de Jeune Chercheur Blaise Pascal and the EJLB Foundation Scholar. He is currently a Chercheur National of the FRQ-S. Dr. Fon’s research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Centers of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR), and Prionet Canada (NCE).

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